Monday night brings us a nice, nine-game slate with a lot of stacking options I really like. Here are my top five. Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter with comments or questions: @julianedlow.

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1. BOSTON RED SOX

As I sit down to write this article in Boston I’m still sweating from walking a half a block to get my iced coffee. With a high of 94 degrees today, the ball has the potential to fly out of Fenway Park this evening. Opposing RHP Jerad Eickhoff arrives at Fenway with a 0-7 record and an ERA of 5.15 on the season. In short, this is a nearly perfect combination for the Sox, which is why they’re projected for a wild 6.5 runs. LHB tend to get a little more pop against Eickhoff, so you want to mix a couple of them in there.

Players to Consider

  • Mookie Betts ($4,600)
  • Mitch Moreland ($4,500)
  • Andrew Benintendi ($5,100)
  • Jackie Bradley Jr. ($4,100)
  • Dustin Pedroia ($4,100)
  • Hanley Ramirez ($3,600)


2. MINNESOTA TWINS

Weather could be a factor at Target Field, so be sure to follow along with the news on DK Live tonight. Assuming this game is played, I really like the Twins against RHP Yovani Gallardo, against whom they’re projected for more than 5.5 runs. Gallardo has a 6.26 ERA in 2017, and it’s only been getting worse lately, allowing 10 runs in 10 innings in June, fueled by three home runs. Current members of the Twins are hitting .326 against him in 89 total at-bats, so we know these hitters can get to him. Gallardo has reverse splits, but Minnesota’s LHB haven’t had much of an issue with him in the past.

Players to Consider

  • Brian Dozier ($4,300)
  • Miguel Sano ($4,600)
  • Joe Mauer ($3,600)
  • Jason Castro ($3,500)
  • Max Kepler ($3,700)
  • Robbie Grossman ($3,700)


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3. BALTIMORE ORIOLES

We’re splitting hairs here between the O’s and Twins, as both are projected for exactly 5.6 runs. Baltimore is set to tee off against RHP Mike Pelfrey, who despite improving each month this season, has always had difficulties with the Orioles. Chris Davis is 3-for-9 with three doubles, Adam Jones is 6-for-15, Seth Smith and Mark Trumbo each hit .417 or better with a homer against Pelfrey. All plenty of reasons to like this stack tonight.

Players to Consider

  • Seth Smith ($3,800)
  • Mark Trumbo ($3,700)
  • Chris Davis ($4,300)
  • Adam Jones ($3,800)
  • Manny Machado ($4,200)
  • Jonathan Schoop ($4,600)


4. WASHINGTON NATIONALS

The Nationals are also projected for 5.5 runs at home against RHP Mike Foltynewicz. Although I feel the Nats are clearly behind these top three stacks, they are in a really good spot tonight. Foltynewicz has been better than you’d think this season, particularly on the road, and he’s also been solid against the Nats’ bats in the past. But you can’t ignore that projected run total.

Players to Consider

  • Bryce Harper ($5,400)
  • Daniel Murphy ($4,700)
  • Anthony Rendon ($4,500)
  • Ryan Zimmerman ($5,100)
  • Brian Goodwin ($2,700)
  • Trea Turner ($5,300)


5. SAN DIEGO PADRES

The Padres are here simply because they have the pleasure of facing RHP Bronson Arroyo tonight in San Diego. Despite the pitcher’s ballpark, they’re still projected for 4.5 runs. The main reason is obviously Arroyo’s 7.50 ERA on the road this season, where he’s simply been a mess. In 63 innings of work, Arroyo has let up 20 bombs so far. Although RHBs tend to hit for average against him, LHBs have been a little bit better going for power. A combination of the two should make for a good, cheap stack.

Players to Consider

  • Jose Pirela ($2,300)
  • Wil Myers ($3,600)
  • Cory Spangenberg ($2,900)
  • Hunter Renfroe ($4,300)
  • Austin Hedges ($2,700)
  • Erick Aybar ($3,100)

 


I am a promoter at DraftKings and am also an avid fan and user (my username is jedlow) and may sometimes play on my personal account in the games that I offer advice on. Although I have expressed my personal view on the games and strategies above, they do not necessarily reflect the view(s) of DraftKings and I may also deploy different players and strategies than what I recommend above.